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Diamondback
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Freelance software developer and IT student, interested in technology and mobile developments ever since his first Siemens phone. In addition to technical deep dives for XDA-Developers, Fabian is also an enthusiast photographer and tries to combine his interests with unique and creative projects.

Is Google the Only One to Blame for Missing Security Fixes?

You've all heard the recent "breaking news" that caused a storm: Google refuses to release security updates for millions of devices. Wow. That sounds really bad. But is it really as shocking as it first seems to be? Continue reading for a more differentiated look at what is happening here.

Micromax Remotely Installing Unwanted Apps on Devices

In the recent past, we witnessed quite a few acts of OEMs messing with devices to achieve various goals, such as increasing benchmark results. We also heard about manufacturers and carriers adding tracing software to their devices, in order to collect data about how the device performs, statistics about voice and data connectivity between the device and...

Signing Tool for Kindle Fire HDX Exploits Bootloader

What happens when an Android-related vulnerability is published on a website like the CodeAurora Forum? You got it! Security enthusiasts and Android developers around the world try to take advantage of the newly found problem to create an exploit, which can be used to gain advanced access to your device (such as root access or...

Can the Snapdragon 810 Deliver On the Hype?

LG just took the wraps off of it newest flagship device, the LG G Flex 2, proudly featuring Qualcomm's newest SOC, the Snapdragon 810. After rather modest improvements on the Snapdragon 801 from last year, many people hoped for a larger increase in performance, battery life and overall feature set. Now that the first mainstream device...

Restore Functionality on Unlocked Xperia Devices – Part Two

As you might have noticed, not too long ago, we featured an article that detailed how to get back lost functionality on unlocked Sony Xperia devices. To recap, a simple system modification allows you to gain back most of the features you lost when unlocking the bootloader of a recent Xperia device. The reason for the reduced...

Restore Lost Functionality on Your Unlocked Xperia Device

If you unlocked your bootloader on a recent Sony Xperia device, you probably know that the potential loss of warranty is not the only disadvantage you have to accept. Another fairly hidden issue is related to various proprietary features such as the X-Reality color mangement, BIONZ image processor and the active noise cancelling techniques.Once you decide...

The Cracked Back of the Motorola Moto 360

Ever since its first unveiling in early 2014, the Motorola Moto 360 has been a greatly hyped device. Even though availability and price were initially unknown, it was the smartwatch to talk about. Its sleek design and the (at that point) unique round screen with tiny bezels appealed to a wide range of potential customers.However,...

Re-Review of XDA’s Recognized Developers

Since its inception, the Recognized Developer program was meant to acknowledge the best of XDA's developers.  Thousands of our members have applied over the years, and hundreds have been recognized for making core contributions to the development of mobile devices.  During that time, the RD program has grown and evolved to serve the needs of...

Sony Cross-Device Development Pilot

Today we are very excited to announce a new pilot program that will go live in the next few days. Given the emergence and increasing popularity of One-Click-Tools and Toolboxes, many developers faced a problem: Where do I put my thread if the tool is compatible with multiple devices? Until now, you had three possibilities where each...